As consumers become ever-more mobile centric, two things are going to hold them back: crummy networks and poor battery life. Well now at least one of those could be solved, simply by ‘powering up your pants’.
No longer just a sci-fi dream, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are here, and new research has revealed they are working Britain’s 45 million smartphone owners into a frenzy.
Artificial Intelligence is powering innovation in retail, according to new rankings from Webloyalty. It finds the top 50 retail technology initiatives of the last year, with innovations around artificial intelligence (AI) in customer communication and supply chain operations claiming numerous spots on the list.
Retail sales aggregator Lovethesales.com has launched a new Machine Learning (ML) platform to classify and categorise over one million products on its website, at a speed that could change the face of traditional merchandising. It completes a task that would take a team of 10 four years to complete, in (more…)
The Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has announced the opening of a new Tech Hub in White City which it says shows its commitment both to London and to the UK. Five hundred staff will initially be based at the online luxury fashion retailer’s hub, with 100 more jobs to be created (more…)
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are set to take off in a big way, and are an ideal solution for organisations wanting a better performance from their incumbent traditional apps, according to Will Morris, a digital strategy expert at Alchemy Digital
In a major international survey of Western consumer attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI), when asked if they would be more open to using more AI if it helped save time or money, a healthy majority (60%) of British consumers agreed.
Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.
Profits at Top Shop have plummeted by 79% and New Look as taken a huge hit: as Brexit uncertainty continues and shopping habits change, the High Street’s decline is increasing – and only mobile can save it, experts warn.
85% of consumers in the US, UK, China, Japan and Malaysia want theme parks to use artificial intelligence (AI) systems for ID verification so their visits are as trouble-free as possible, a survey by Omnico has found.
One of the highlights of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference was the launch of HomePod, the company’s much-anticipated voice controlled speaker – but what does it mean for retail?
Tesco has teamed up with Google Home to allow Home users to add things to their Tesco shopping basket via voice. It also marks a fundamental shift in the grocery business.
Concerns about security breaches have been revealed as the biggest fear among consumers when it comes to deciding whether to download a retail app, according to research.
The delivery industry faces a massive shake-up today as Sorted, a new game-changing app, launches with a promise to put both retailers and consumers in charge of the delivery experience.
Apple Watch sales doubled last year, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo will be a £7bn market within 5 years. But are consumers and retailers ready for the revolution in shopping habits they will bring, asks e-commerce specialist David Jinks, head of consumer research at Fastlane International
Speaking at IRX 2017, Michael Braybrook, director of enterprise solutions at intelligent mobile engagement company mGage, listed his top five mobile innovations. Here are his choices, and the reasoning behind them. Chatbots Chatbots, says Michael Braybook of mGage, can help businesses answer common questions around the clock. By interacting with (more…)
This week’s Facebook Developer Conference taking place in San Jose offers a clear insight into where the company is going and some of it makes interesting reading for retailers. We have already seen its chat bot payment announcement with Mastercard, but what else should retailers be looking at? Richard Windsor, (more…)
Baby boomers are just as eager to see next generation technology such as mixed reality and artificial intelligence being adopted by retailers as their millennial counterparts, according to a new retail report, with nearly three quarters saying they would use the platforms if they were offered.
The cathedral city of Gloucester has become the first UK city to become a digital high street – hot on the heels of Mansfield, which was the first UK town to go down this road, if you’ll pardon the pun – transforming the city’s main shopping areas, linking a mobile (more…)
It is easy to forget that people are still a crucial part of the ecommerce eqution and recruiting the best is vital to any etailer. When it comes to recruitment, bricks and mortar retailers arguably have an advantage over pureplay ecommerce vendors. A high street chain is, quite literally, a (more…)